MAKE A FAMILY TREE
A family tree is a place to record your family members, to show the generations of your family as far back as the record you have can take you. It can stat with you and go backward in time or it can start with your oldest ancestors and move forward to today. It the U.S., learning about one's ancestors is a source of pride; a way of connecting with history in a personal way. Forced to break crucial family bonds as a result of slavery, newly freed people saw genealogical records like family trees, as documentation of their great strength in overcoming extreme obstacles.
In honor of Black History Month, like those newly freed people who sought to reconnect with family, the San Antonio Public Library encourages you to take the journey to reconnect with yours. If you have already started, perhaps this will encourage you to continue. If you haven't started yet, let this be the nudge to get you started. Here are some tools to help.
HOW TO GET STARTED:
When you feel that you have gone as far as you can, do you still have blank spaces? If so, contact the Texana/Genealogy Department at the Central Library. You can call us at 210-207-2500 or email: email@example.com. We're always happy to show you our resources that can help you fill in the blanks. You can also find specific African-American resources here.
Have Fun Creating Your Family Tree!